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Integrating rehabilitation engineering technology with biologics.

Collinger, JL and Dicianno, BE and Weber, DJ and Cui, XT and Wang, W and Brienza, DM and Boninger, ML (2011) Integrating rehabilitation engineering technology with biologics. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation, 3 (6 Supp).

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Rehabilitation engineers apply engineering principles to improve function or to solve challenges faced by persons with disabilities. It is critical to integrate the knowledge of biologics into the process of rehabilitation engineering to advance the field and maximize potential benefits to patients. Some applications in particular demonstrate the value of a symbiotic relationship between biologics and rehabilitation engineering. In this review we illustrate how researchers working with neural interfaces and integrated prosthetics, assistive technology, and biologics data collection are currently integrating these 2 fields. We also discuss the potential for further integration of biologics and rehabilitation engineering to deliver the best technologies and treatments to patients. Engineers and clinicians must work together to develop technologies that meet clinical needs and are accessible to the intended patient population. Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Collinger, JLcollinger@pitt.eduCOLLINGR
Dicianno, BEdicianno@pitt.eduDICIANNO0000-0003-0738-0192
Weber, DJdougweber@pitt.eduDJW500000-0002-9782-3497
Cui, XTxic11@pitt.eduXIC110000-0002-0470-2005
Wang, W
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 January 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
Volume: 3
Number: 6 Supp
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Bioengineering--methods; Biological Agents--therapeutic use; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Humans; Self-Help Devices
PubMed ID: 21703573
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 14:02
Last Modified: 26 May 2023 10:55


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